Alan Burr Joins Sucden Financial Hong Kong as LME Metals and Options Trader

He was director and head of metals trading at Société Générale in Hong Kong and Singapore before.

Sucden Financial, a multi-asset execution, clearing and liquidity provider, appointed Alan Burr for LME metals and options trading at its Hong Kong subsidiary, Finance Magnates has learned.

The firm said that the appointment of Burr will help enhance the Hong Kong hub’s market making to add liquidity in the region.

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Burr will primarily focus on LME metal products, including options and average price contracts, working directly with the category one LME member’s London trading team, according to the company’s announcement. In time, Burr will look to add precious metals and iron ore.

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Before joining Sucden Financial, Burr was director and head of metals trading at Société Générale in Hong Kong and Singapore, responsible for trading and providing market making of metals products, covering base and precious metals and iron ore.

Long career

His career started at Natixis Commodity Markets Limited in 1995. Burr became a floor dealer in 1999 before moving to Natixis Asia Limited as director and head of metals Asia in Hong Kong. In 2012, he moved to Newedge Financial Hong Kong Limited as a director and head of metals, establishing a new team across sales, trading and e-business.

“I am delighted to welcome Alan, who brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience dealing with clients in the Asia region. His appointment will boost our already established presence in the area, as we continue to grow our international business during these unprecedented times,” Marc Bailey, chief executive officer at Sucden Financial, said.

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